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-coverage or visit travelers.com. >>> the scandal shaking up the murdoch empire in britain has now reached this shores with some asking whether news corp's activity here in the united states should be scrutinized. today frank lautenberg submitted a letter to the attorney general where he wrote the limited information already reported in this case raises serious questions about the legality of the conduct of news corporation and its subsidiaries under the fcpa. he goes on to say further investigation may reveal that current reports only scratch the surface of the problems at news corporation. accordingly, i am request that doj and the s.e.c. examine these circumstances and determine whether u.s. laws have been violated. the senator's letter mirrors similar outrage from senator rockefeller from west virginia and senator robert menendez of new jersey and today brought news that murdoch abandoned his bid to take over british sky broadcasting. the question remains how much power should one media baron have. joining us now is stephanie gosk. the withdrawal to the bskyb bid is a blow to rupert mu
murdoch's media empire. one of the names is one of britain's most powerful figures. plus, kidnapped and held captive for 18 years, jaycee dugard is speaking out for the very first time about her nightmare ordeal from being tasered by her captors to being forced to live in a shed without a toothbrush. her amazing story coming up. >>> well, sunday won't be the same for millions of people in britain who flipped through "the news of the world" each and every weekend. this is what they saw on the front page yesterday, "thank you and good-bye." they couldn't survive the phone hacking and phone scandals so it closed up shop. no more "news of the world," the largest selling paper that circulated more than 170 years. scandal over, right? wrong. it's wider today. it involves more people, including a former prime minister. let's go to london to my colleague, becky anderson. all of the twists and turns, give me the latest. help me keep my media scandals straight, please? >> if you blinked today, you'd miss something. if rupert murdoch thought getting to the weekend and closing down the news of
>>> breaking news this morning. there are reports that former "news of the world "newspaper editor in britain, rebekah brooks, was arrested this morning in connection with the phone hacking and police bribery scandal in great britain. there are some calls for the justice department here in the united states to step up its investigation of parent company news corporation. meanwhile, in washington, the president this weekend tried to keep pressure on congress to reach an agreement on a deficit-cutting deal as the august 2nd deadline to raise the debt ceiling nears. >> i've put things on the table that are important to me and to democrats, and i expect republican leaders to do the same. >> as deliberations continue, there were no face-to-face talks this weekend, and house republicans are expected to vote tuesday on a series of measures to cut spending and balance the budget, although they don't appear to have the votes necessary for those measures to become law. joining me now, the president's top budget adviser, jack lew. welcome to "meet the press." >> good to be here, david. >> good to have y
the greater transparency and the stronger governance we need in britain's policing. let me turn to the specific questions i have been asked in recent days. first, it has been suggested that my chief of staff was behaving wrongly when he didn't take up the commissioneruate's offer to be briefed on police investigations. i have said repeatedly about the police investigation they should pursue the evidence where ever it leads and arrest exactly who they wish. that is exactly what they have done. number ten is the exchange between my chief of staff and john yates. the reply to the police made clear it would not be appropriate to give me or my staff any privileged briefing. the reply that he sent -- the reply that he sent was cleared in advance by my permanent secretary jeremy hayward. just imagine mr. speaker if they had done the opposite. if they had asked for receiving privileged information, even if there is no intention to use it. there would have been justified outrage. to risk any perception that number ten was seeking to influence a police investigation in any way would have
're calling it a new low in britain's tabloid scandal. turns out one of the phones that may have been hacked by "news of the world" belonged to the mother of an 8-year-old murder victim. we'll learn more and hear from members of parliament as they decide whether to bring james murdoch back to ask more questions. >>> dominique dominique strauss-kahn's accuser is speaking out once again. we'll bring that back here on "the early show." stay with us. >> this portion of "the early show" sponsored by travelers, insurance for auto, home and business. [ cat meows ] ♪ is richard, why are you wearing grandpa's jacket? i'm not richard. i'm grandpa smucker. male announcer: tim and richard smucker always looked up to their father and grandfather knowing that one day they too would make the world's best jam. grandpa says it like, i've never tasted anything so delicious! i've never tasted anything so delicious! tim: [ laughing ] you got it! male announcer: for five generations, with a name like smucker's, it has to be good. a network of possibilities. in here, the planned combination of at&t and t-mobile
of the world." it's the best selling newspaper in britain. it was just a toxic symbol it was part as a pr move and business move murdoch chose to shutter it. there was a major fabrication scandal in 2002 th3 that i repo about jason blair. the paper didn't shut down. usually the response when you have a scandal is to clean house, hold the executives responsible as well as the reporters. usually the institution is not threatened because unless it can be shown that everybody at the newspaper was involved in some kind of illegal or questionable conduct, you do it by having an independent investigation and firing people. that's one of the things that muir dorsch haventd done. he hasn't fired any executives who oversaw "news of the world." it's the reporters and editors who are losing their jobs, many of whom who had nothing to do with this. >> i have a feeling as you suspect as well we have not seen the end of this story. still the beginning phases. howard kurtz, thank you so much from washington. appreciate it. >> sure. >>> up next, afghan president karzai's half-brother shot dead and the person a
on the part of his enemies to tear down the entire murdock empire in britain and the united states. this is going to go a long way. >> did he give them the rope to do that? >> i don't know if he did. somebody did a lot of things wrong. evil was done, but there are people who seize upon those acts who have other agendas and other games. >> willie, it's expanding fast. 4,000 people hacked. >> it's a matter of time before the investigation here starts. senator rockefeller is going to look into it. he's going to look under a lot of stones that may cause scurrying here in the states. >> no doubt. >>> new democratic fund raising numbers released. it's one of the top stories. also ahead, we are going to talk with dr. brzezinski and governor john. bill. >>> yesterday was the hottest day of the summer in many locations. as a whole, the hottest day. it was 102 in st. louis yesterday. 97 in d.c. roll lie hit 100. some of the cooler air is working its way in. it's less humid. it's not going to be that chilly, just less humid. the exceptions from oklahoma city to dallas, memphis to atlanta thro
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you about the breaking news and the arrest of rebekah brooks and "world of the news" in great britain, and rupert murdoch and the media empire is something that's reached here in the united states. would you like to see congressional hearings as to whether there's any tie here to the united states in this phone hacking scandal, senator durbin? >> yes, i would. i can tell you that there are questions about whether the foreign corrupt practices act has been violated by rupert murdoch and his news empire, and what's going on in england is startling. to think of the extent that they went to to break the law to try to report a story. we need to follow through with the fbi investigation and also with congressional investigations. >> senator demint, what do you think? >> david, we need to let law enforcement work here. congress has got a big issue in front of us. we need to handle our own business for a change. and the focus this week is on the only plan we've got, and that's cut, cap and balance. >> all right, we're going to leave it there. thanks to both of you. >>> coming up, the debt del
faces the investigative news in britain, critical mass to look into murdoch's companies in the u.s. several lawmakers are calling for investigations into whether murdoch's tabloids hacked the phones of americans. powerful senator jay rockefeller is leading that charge. he's especially concerned over reports that 9/11 victims' phones were rockefeller is lead charge. he is concerned over reports that 9/11 victims were hacked, and his bet is that they will catch criminal stuff. >> you know the federal agencies will be going after this very hard, and we will, too. i mean, this is a -- it's really repugnant, you know, that one man can control so many. >> do you have specific information that americans -- that 9/11 victims had their phones hacked? >> we will find out. >> two victims of 9/11 families are participating. the daily mirror asserted appear new york private investigator said he was asked by news of the world journalists to hack victim's phones but turned down the job. it's not clear if the journalists were after phone records of american or british victims or both. owner of s
. if they believe that that isn't the case, then again the aaa goes. one of the reasons, wolf, britain has embarked on this draconian austerity, they believed the market was going to blow up uk bonds. it was warned it was on a negative. the u.s. has been warned it's on a negative watch. and it hasn't managed to put together this deal yet to actually avoid default. so you've got to ask yourself, maybe the rating agencies are doing their job in actually warning that something is smelly under the hood. >> richard, how does the rest of the world see what's happening in the united states right now. you're in london. >> which word would you like many eto use? flabber gasterred, bewildered, horrified, alarmed, concerned? any one of them will do. what people are saying at the very top level, and they will not say it publicly yet, but if you talk to policymakers, they will say what the heck are they playing at over there in the u.s.? don't they realize they're playing with fire. wolf, remember back many lehman brother, what was so damaging was not just lehman brothers, it was the uncertainty, the dislocatio
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through the mud. we're a morally diverse group. people think we're out of control here. in britain they're really out of control. as we heard from -- my god -- hugh grant a moment ago, it's not just journalists. "the guardian" newspaper had something to say as well. a real phone-hacking inquiry must defeat ministers' tricks. government inquiry ahead but also the fact there may be political interference. if an inquiry is properly conducted then at the very least it will drag out a lot of hidden truths, make a lot of otherwise unaccountable people accountable and give the news media, the police and the government a lot of things to think about. so, this isn't just a few rogue reporters. this is basically the role particular slice of british reporters have -- >> now it's gone to parliament, debating what to do about this. it will be interesting to see if a new set of guidelines, ethics is implemented because it's reached a point pretty detrimental. >> the parliament doesn't know what to do because murdoch is so powerful. david cameron, his own communications director used to be the editor
's split down the middle. in london, though, and in great britain, who reviles him? we are hearing tony blare, after he has labor meetings, gordon brown's wife had slumber parties with murdock's wife. >> hello. sleep, so to sleep, with rupert murdock. >> a great story is the institution that brought down the allegations is the guardian newspaper. they have no skin in the game and go directly to the heart of the scandal and build facts and establish the case that this was a widespread culture of hacking. the politicians were on the sidelines. police on the sidelines. the newspaper, the media is the one who could crack it open. >> the collusion between all sides is not journalism. >> what you get now is a great irony. the murdock papers have used all kinds of witch hunting techniques to go after enemies, political op opposition and celebrities. he's become a witch hunt, not to say that there is plenty of real, legitimate inquiry into the journalistic activities he is responsible for the culture and maybe some of the criminality as well. there's obviously a cover up that's been ongoing and
at least seven others. outrage from britain over this video shown on libyan state television. it was taken at a pro gadhafi rally. the man in the wheelchair is a man convicted in the 1988 bombing of pan am flight 103 over lockerbie, scotland. he was released from a scott turn prison in 2009 on compassionate grounds when doctors said he didn't have long to live. today that medical advice was called "worthless "and his release a great mistake. the recently merged continental and united airlines had to cancel so many flights today because of so many pilots calling in sick. the mysterious epidemic comes as contract negotiations with the pilots union drags on. jeopardy host alex trebek was hurt while chasing a burglar out of his san francisco hotel room. he ruptured his achilles tendon while trying to catch the cull print. lucinda moyers is charged with burglary and receiving stolen property. do you know how old alex trebek is? >> no. how old? >> 71. >> that old? really? he looks great. >> well, he's a crime-fighting dude. >> i can't say the same for the mug shot of that woman. >> looks like li
to congress about using performance enhancing drugs. >> meanwhile, more fallout from britain's news of the world newspaper hacking scandal. rebecca brooks has now resigned as chief executive of our parent company's british newspaper unit, news corp., just one of the recent hacking scandals. this morning, we're finding out that the pentagon suffered one of its largest hacking events ever. a cyber theft of more than 24,000 files. the pentagon says they were stolen by a foreign government. joining us right now is a man who knows about it, bob dylan snyder, the head of the new york based group and used to run one of the biggest p.r. firms in the country. good morning. >> good morning, how are you? >> fine, thank you very much. what do you make of this particular hacking scandal of the news of the world? >> the news of the world is a hacking scandal. it can't be denied. the issue is why are so many piling on at this point? we know it's a hacking scandal. shouldn't we get beyond it and deal with the issue of hacking. citicorp has been hacked into it. insurance companies have been hacked
to get a new contract. great britain is cracking down on air brushing. banning two new make-up ads. their advertising authority believes the photoshopping in julia roberts and christie turlington's foundation ad is misleading. loreal admits to retouching the women but they still lead to achievable results. i'll stay on this story. >> thank you very much, brian. track that down. the impasse of the budget crisis continues, house speaker john boehner is now urging its fellow republicans to get in line and support his plan. but should the g.o.p. stay strong or save their powder for the 2012 election? we have juan williams, fox news contributor and author of a great new book and didi binke republican political strategist. good morning. juan, let me start with you. you were of the opinion that even though the tea party members got to washington on a message "we will not waiver." we are going to do our best to cut things. you say they need to compromise now or else we could be heading right into the gutter. >> well, there's no question they put the economy at risk but here's the good news
. a controversial in vitro lottery will launch in britain giving protective parents winning thousands of dollars towards expensive fertility treatment. tickets of the so-called game will be sold online, and every month. some are now calling the lottery wrong and entirely inappropriate. and this isn't your average invitation, a marine asked mila kuhnous out on a date from afghanistan. >> and just want to one thing i'd like to ask you, like you, on november 18th, from greenville, north carolina with yours truly. take a second, think about it, get back to me. >> wow, the sergeant's got more of the 3rd battalion, 2nd marines posted this on youtube and we don't know if she's watched it yet. no word on her response. those are your headlines. now, time for the 7th annual wounded warrior, injured troops in afghanistan gathered and everything from scuba diving, kayaking, water skiing and more. rick reichmuth is trying to keep up. >> exactly the 7th year this event has been doing on and joined by will parker, you lost your leg on may 31st, i think may 31st and that's a few weeks ago. >> yeah, about four o
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